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Partition Actions in Downey

Downey is a city located in southeastern Los Angeles County, California, United States, 13 miles (21 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is considered part of the Gateway Cities region of southeastern Los Angeles County. Downey is the birthplace of the Apollo space program and is the home of the oldest still operational McDonald’s restaurant in the world. It is also the home of the oldest still operational McDonald’s restaurant in the world, opened in 1953. The city is home to many historic sites, including the Columbia Memorial Space Center, the Downey Civic Light Opera, and the Downey Museum of Art. The city is also home to many parks, including Furman Park, Downey Landing, and Rio San Gabriel Park.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Downey, California is $541,400 as of 2021. As of 2020, the population of the California city of Downey is 113,717.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Downey

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. A California partition action is a law that allows co-owners of real property to divide the property among themselves. The partition statutes provide a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide the property without having to go through the court system. The partition statutes allow co-owners to divide the property either by agreement or by court order. If the co-owners cannot agree on how to divide the property, then the court will divide the property in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties. The partition statutes also provide that any partition of the property must be in accordance with the laws of the state of California. The legal effect is that these statutes provide a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide their property without having to go through the court system.

Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:

  • What is the average cost of a partition action? The usual cost for a partition action is about $8,000 to $12,000, depending on the complexity. Some cases settle quickly after the defendant receives the partition complaint, while others can drag on longer if there are more complex issues or delay tactics by the defendant.
  • Who can file a partition action in California? Generally, any co-owner of real property can file a partition action.
  • What are the grounds for a partition action in California? A co-owner is “entitled to partition as a matter of absolute right,” meaning “he need not assign any reason for his demand; that it is sufficient if he demands a severance; and that when grounds for a sale are duly established it may be demanded as of right. To grant it is not a mere matter of grace.” De Roulet v. Mitchel (1945) 70 Cal.App.2d 120, 123-124.
  • How long will it take for the plaintiff to receive his or her share of the sales proceeds? Usually, the property is marketed for sale or purchased by the defendant in 3 to 6 months. If a referee is appointed, that may take 6 to 9 months. With proper drafting of an interlocutory judgment of partition by sale, the referee can be required to disburse the proceeds promptly at the close of escrow or shortly thereafter.
  • What is the timeline for a California partition action? Most partition actions are resolved in 3 to 6 months by way of settlement. Other cases can take 6 to 12 months to obtain an interlocutory judgment of partition, which generally appoints a referee to sell the property.

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    Gates v. Salmon – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Gates v. Salmon, 35 Cal. 576 (1868), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved two parties, Gates and Salmon, who had jointly purchased a piece of land. The two parties had agreed to divide the land into two equal parts, but Salmon had failed to do so. Gates then filed a lawsuit against Salmon, seeking a court order to compel Salmon to divide the land into two equal parts. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Gates, ordering Salmon to divide the land into two equal parts. The court also ordered Salmon to pay Gates for any damages caused by his failure to divide the land. This case serves as an example of how partition issues can arise in real estate transactions and how the court can intervene to resolve such disputes.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Downey in the County of Los Angeles, California.

    Our partition litigation attorneys will work diligently to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf, whether by negotiation or litigation. Call the experienced real estate partition attorneys at Talkov Law at (562) 600-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.

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